Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: human rights

If We’re Going to Defend Social Security We Need to Understand...

Social Security is on the chopping block in Congress again with the idea of “saving” the program. Because not too many people are familiar with the benefits and features of Social Security, few people are fighting for it.

Chicago Police Accused of Operating CIA-style Black Site

The Chicago Police Department has recently been under scrutiny because of the way they are treating detainees. The CPD has been caught torturing people, denying access to defense attorneys, and using excessive force when questioning.

Will Immigrants Who Built America Redeem It?

America is not just a land of immigrants, it was built by “foreigners” to reinvent themselves. It's time for a reality check, America—"Remember always, that all of us, you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”

‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

“When you fight porn you fight global capitalism.” With the rise of pornography, there has also been an explosion in sex-related violence. But as porn becomes more accessible, are we blinded by self-destructive fantasy?

Middle East Reacts to Murder of 3 Muslim-American Students in North...

Middle Easterners are calling the murders a "crime against humanity” and blame Islamophobia for the recent tragedy in North Carolina. Is a hostile environment forming against American Muslims in the U.S.?

The Flame of Intolerance Still Flickers in Alabama

Inequality, racism and segregation persist with remarkable tenacity in Alabama. The state will "continually have to confront its resistance to comply with the Constitution and respect the dignity and aspirations of all people.”

No Honor Among Thieves: Corrupt Cops Sentenced to Prison

Two former Philadelphia police officers developed a pattern of robbing drug dealers and lying on their reports. While they were both convicted, one of the former officers betrayed his partner and informed on him—“There’s no honor among thieves, your honor.”

Dead Prosecutor Drafted Arrest Warrant for Argentine President

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is being accused of covering up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires. While she is among other politicians being accused, no one has been convicted.

Malcolm X Was Right About America

We are the nation Malcolm X knew us to be and our "refusal to face the truth about empire" has created the nightmare Malcolm predicted. Did he better understand the inner workings of the empire?

As Its Domestic Foundations Rapidly Erode, the U.S. Pursues World Domination

The United States, originally founded on standards of ethics and morality, is currently on its way to world domination. Unfortunately, American citizens are left feeling helpless and struggling financially and the path U.S. government is taking will make it worse.

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"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

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A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen,...